Category: IU-Indianapolis

Copyright Law #3: Introduction to Copyright III

Copyright in the United States is affected by both the Federal Constitution, and international law such as the Berne Convention. Additionally, international law is often used to justify increases in rights for the sake of “harmonization.” We conclude this last introductory episode by briefly comparing and contrasting several areas of the law that are often lumped together as “intellectual property.”

Note: Due to temporary technical issues, this episode lacks an intro and outro (they will be provided shortly).

Copyright Law #2: Introduction to Copyright II

Copyright applies to a wide variety of works, even types of expression that are newly created (and not explicitly referenced in the copyright act). However, some items of “intellectual creation” are outside of copyright, such as ideas or works of the federal government. We conclude this episode by exploring how to analyze a given situation, to determine whether copyright prevents a new use.

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Copyright Law #1: Introduction to Copyright I

In this, the first episode of Copyright Law, we begin a high-level overview of what copyright is. Almost everyone is a copyright holder, with specific exclusive rights over their original works of authorship that are fixed in a tangible medium. We close this episode with a look at three views of the justification for copyright.

Note: Due to temporary technical issues, this episode lacks an intro and outro (they will be provided shortly).

Fundamentals of Copyright #8: Fair Use III

Fair Use provides guidelines, but very few hard and fast rules. As an example, sometimes using large amounts of a copyrighted work (perhaps even all of the copyrighted work) will qualify as a Fair Use, while sometimes using only a small amount of a copyrighted work will not qualify as Fair Use. As several cases show, the key is that all four of the factors must be considered.